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A 35-year-old member asked:

what's the best way to get rid of major sunburn and swollen feet?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Aloe for the burn: Along with antiinflammatories. Elevate the feet for the swelling.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Ice and aloe: Ice will reduce swollen feet and aloe will sooth sunburned skin. Ice for 20 mins and re ice in 40 mins.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
See your Dr. : Sunburn can be serious. You may need both topical and systemic medications.

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